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We found 41 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word tangent:
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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. tangent: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. tangent, tangent: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. tangent: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. tangent: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. tangent: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. tangent: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Tangent, tangent: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. tangent: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. tangent: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. tangent: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. tangent: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. tangent: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. tangent: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. tangent (adj.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. Tangent, tangent: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. tangent: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. tangent: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Tangent (disambiguation), Tangent (geometry), Tangent (trigonometric function), Tangent (trigonometry), Tangent, The Tangent: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Tangent: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. tangent: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. tangent: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. tangent: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. tangent: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. tangent: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. tangent: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. tangent: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. tangent: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. tangent: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. tangent: ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology [home, info]
  2. Tangent: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Tangent: Construction Term Glossary [home, info]
  2. Tangent (geometry), Tangent (trigonometry), tangent: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Tangent (geometry), Tangent (trigonometric function), Tangent (trigonometry), tangent: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tangent: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tangent: Idioms [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. Tangent: Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics [home, info]
  2. tangent: MATH SPOKEN HERE! [home, info]
  3. tangent, tangent, tangent: PlanetMath Encyclopedia [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tangent: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (tangent)

noun:  ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
noun:  a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point

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